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More A1B Conversations on Voices

I chose “marriage equality” for a reason even though a good number of my conservative listeners objected. There are two motivations I can see in the CRC for changing the status quo: I remember the heartfelt speech by Jack Roeda … Continue reading

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Two Competing Ideals

I appreciated Paul’s writeup of the contra overtures. https://www.christiancourier.ca/five-major-concerns/ I can very much understand the angst and even panic among many who reasonably anticipate the complete passage of the HSR as hurtful and a slamming of the door on many … Continue reading

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Plotting Mile Markers on the Way to the Eschaton

The little back and forth over “plotting” was interesting. You plot a course, you plot mile markers, you plot a map. This came over the Internet. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/us/california-judge-martin-jenkins-trnd/index.html Relevance realization is the core of one of my conversation partners John Vervaeke … Continue reading

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We need to do better than weaponized “listening”

I appreciated Doug’s post on his experience with gay kids. It very much tracks with what I’ve seen. While I hear a lot of complaint from affirming straight and gay about churches that maintain theological positions and polity practicies that … Continue reading

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Confessional Conversation Again

If you recall in 2016 (and the years before) I made a case that the CRC needs to have a far deeper conversation BEFORE we talk about WICO, SSM, IVF, Cohabitation, legalized pot, prostitution, pornography, polyamory, power, senior-non-church-weddings, marriage, confessionalism … Continue reading

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The Woke are the Holiness Movement of the New Atheists

I wrote this for CRC-Voices responding to a Sacramentalist This morning I was thinking about a possible video about wokeness and secularism. In my conversation with James Lindsay he observed that the woke split and are trying to destroy the … Continue reading

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Evangelical lostness at Wheaton

Evangelicalism is a sort of thing that isn’t supposed to have a center, a hierarchy or an authority structure but yet we are supposed to act like it does. It’s the large projection of classic pastoral availability. You can have … Continue reading

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Women and the Glass Ceiling

nteresting piece in the NYTimes. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html I’ve now gotten through the two courses Jordan Peterson has on line. In this video he goes into a lot of the work he’d done in corporate hiring and the psychological instruments he developed to … Continue reading

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Right Wing Civil Religion is not dead

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/worshiping-america-first-baptist-dallas-trump/  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2017/07/02/make-america-great-now-ccli-licensed-christian-worship-song/ I’m certainly not. the Hoeksema piece is a good one. It teases out a lot of the nuances and complexities that leaders have to navigate. Did Hoeksema do the right thing? http://www.swierenga.com/DisloyalDutch_pap.html I was thinking that “well-behaved men seldom … Continue reading

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Guns Germs and Steel and Absalom

I mentioned last week I finished up Guns, Germs and Steel. It’s a book well worth reading. NG did a series on it a number of years ago that you can find pirated on YouTube. The premise of the book … Continue reading

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